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Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Neil Armstrong buried at sea
The cremated remains of legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on Moon, were scattered in the Atlantic Ocean in a solemn ceremony aboard a US aircraft carrier.

Armstrong’s cremated remains were sent into the Atlantic Ocean during a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea.

His wife, Carol Armstrong was presented an American flag at the ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier on Friday that included a bugler and rifle salute.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the Moon July 20, 1969, and was the first astronaut to exit the spacecraft. He was followed to the lunar surface by Buzz Aldrin.

‘That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind,’ Armstrong had said at the time.

Armstrong, who died 25 August, was an aviator in the US Navy before becoming the first person to walk on the moon, having flown 78 combat missions during the Korean War.


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